All the hype and the scams out there can leave people with the impression that anyone trying to show them how to earn money online is probably disreputable and dishonest. That’s certainly not so.
To prove that to you, I’d like to give you a free gift: 5 Paths to an Online Income, a guide I wrote based on my own experience that helps people understand the earning potential of the Internet in their own lives, and to give them specific steps to get there from here. Grabbing your copy of that guide is the first thing you should do on this site.
Second, have a look at our starter guides to online earning, including podcasting, publishing, affiliate marketing, and so on. I’ve learned a lot over the years as I’ve made my living online, and I’m sharing what I’ve learned with you.
I’m always on the lookout for products that will either make the lives of online entrepreneurs easier or teach them something they need to know. And when I find good ones, I’ll let you know. (I don’t want to waste my time or yours reviewing stinkers.)
Where to Start
If you want to hit the ground running and you’ve already read 5 Paths to an Online Income, I can make a few recommendations.
(1) My personal favorite way of earning online is affiliate marketing. I don’t have to hold inventory, do product fulfillment, handle customer service, or deal with refunds. I just sit back and collect the money.
Plus, frankly, it’s fun to walk down the street and get an email notification that you’ve just earned $50 or $100 while doing something else.
The best training on how to do this effectively is Michael Cheney’s program The Commission Machine. I run all my affiliate promotions using Cheney’s method and, well, let’s just say I’m very successful. You have to look past all the income claims (which are 100% genuine, since Cheney is a multimillionaire), and the “secret method” stuff on the sales page if that rubs you the wrong way.
But I’m living proof that he really does have a secret method, which is why I am able to win affiliate contests against veterans of Internet marketing with email lists 10 times as large as mine.
It is ridiculous that this product is only 20 smackers. Cheney is one of the most effective affiliate marketers in the world, and he shows you exactly what he does and how he does it. So The Commission Machine is a definite.
(2) Another approach is to create websites for local businesses. Many businesses in your area have no website at all (or a terrible one). LocalBizProfit contains beautiful templates for scores of kinds of businesses, and you can adjust and adapt them as necessary. Being a techie is not necessary at all, in other words. Here’s the LocalBizProfit spiel.
(3) Looking for a beginner’s course in all this stuff? Check out our newbie-friendly No Cost Income Stream crash course, which covers five of the most common, tried-and-true ways successful Internet marketing folks earn a comfortable living online.
(4) I’ve had tremendous success so far with Michael Cheney’s 7-Figure Franchise. In addition to almost all the training you’d ever need, you also get (among other things) 100% commissions on all of Michael’s products, and $1000 commissions on his back-end sales.
Let me explain how this worked in my case.
For a week at the end of March 2017, I promoted Michael’s Commission Machine program to the folks on my email list. At that time my list was just 5800 names — certainly not a monster list. Once people opt in on Michael’s squeeze page, Michael begins a series of follow-up email sequences that go on for eight weeks. Every single product is systematically pitched to the traffic I send him during that time, but with my affiliate link, so I get the commissions for these later sales as well.
So even after I’m all done promoting (for example) The Commission Machine, money is still showing up in my PayPal account weeks later because Michael is selling my people more of his excellent products, and he’s paying me 100% commissions even on those. All I have to do is sit there.
I started promoting The Commission Machine on March 28, 2017, and continued doing so for a week. After that, I said nothing further about Cheney or his products in any of my emails. Less than four weeks later, I had earned over $14,000 from that one promotion and the other sales Michael later made with the traffic I sent him.
Now it’s true, you probably don’t have an email list of 5800 people. But suppose you built up a list one-sixth as large — around 1000, say, which is totally doable. Would you not be thrilled with one-sixth of the $14,000 I earned for a week’s (part-time) work? (Incidentally, the training material inside the 7-Figure Franchise shows you how to build an email list, along with much else.)
If this intrigues you, check out the 7-Figure Franchise.
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